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Today's Features

  • Sand Spring Baptist Church will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University beginning Sunday, Feb. 27 at 5:45 p.m.
    The university is a 13-week course that “teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth,” according to a news release.
    Ramsey is a personal money management expert and his course is made up of 13 lessons taught on DVD by Ramsey that will “change the way you handle your money,” the news release said.

  • Feb. 6 marked the centennial of the birth of our 40th president, Ronald Wilson Reagan. A few years ago I read the then newly released The Reagan Diaries (HarperCollins, 2007), the edited personal daily entries of President Reagan, which he maintained during his eight-year presidency. One of the most interesting entries is the one from March 30, 1981 (the day he was shot by would-be assassin, John Hinckley):

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    Feb. 2, 1961
    Ed Ruggles was taking a leave of absence from his job as county agriculture agent to complete his work and thesis on his Master’s degree at the University of Kentucky.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 9
    10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
    10:30 a.m., Heart health with Lifeline
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Games/cards

    Thursday, Feb. 10
    9 a.m., Exercise
    10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., AARP Tax Aide
    Shopping and errands
    6 p.m., Yoga

    Friday, Feb. 11
    10:30 a.m., Candy making with Debbie Woodruff
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Games/cards
    12:30 p.m., Movie — “Secretariat”

  • Brenda and Carroll Sutherland of Lawrenceburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 4.

    They were married Feb. 4, 1961 by Brother Boaz at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Shelby County.
    Mrs. Sutherland, the former Brenda Headen, is retired.
    Mr. Sutherland is retired from Lexmark.
    They have two children, Michelle Darnell of Lawrenceburg and Michael Sutherland and his wife, Angie, of Louisville.
    They have four grandchildren, Hope, Hannah, Grace Louise and Caitlin.

  • Ernie Perry, a native of Lawrenceburg, has accepted an invitation to become the senior minister of the Broadway Christian Church in Lexington, according to a news release.
    Perry is a graduate of the Kentucky Christian University in Grayson.
    He has served in many areas of Christian ministry, the news release said. For the past 12 and a half years he has been an associate minister at Southland Christian Church in Lexington.
    He will preach this Sunday at Broadway.
    He is a son of Bro. E. Paul and Lucille Perry of Lawrenceburg.

  • A couple of weekends ago, my wife and I went to my son’s home in Somerset to handle three days of grandparenting responsibilities.
    My son, Brian, and his wife were skiing in West Virginia so Grammy and Granddaddy took care of the children.
    On Saturday, we took the boys to their Upward basketball games. I sat with the minister of youth from their church who, in between bouts of live conversation, kept texting Brian to let him know how well my youngest grandson was doing on the court.

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 26, 1961
    Mrs. C.M. Edwards fell at Punta Gorda, Fla., where she was vacationing and broke her left wrist.
    She was reported to be fishing and had hooked a big one and in trying to land it fell in the boat.

    Lawrenceburg City Attorney Walter Patrick announced he would be a candidate for the office of State Senator for the 20th district. He planned to make a formal announcement at a later date.

  • This article appears on a page on which a list of churches in the area is provided with the encouragement to “Worship At The Church Of Your Choice This Week.” I appreciate that the newspaper provides this service to the community, but I wonder how many know what the word “worship” actually means.
    The word ‘worship’ is a difficult word to define. Our English word comes from the Old English, which was originally ‘worthship,’ which means to ascribe worth to something or recognize something as worthy.

  • Cameron Duckwall and Chris Rearden of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Carter Glenn Rearden, on Dec. 31, 2010 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.
    His maternal grandparents are Terry and Leslee Duckwall of Lawrenceburg. His maternal great-grandparents are Larry and Loretta Maddox and Bub Hyatt and the late Nina Hyatt.
    His paternal grandparents are Bill and Yann Rearden of Lawrenceburg. His paternal great-grandparents are Larry and Jan Bradford and HC and Shirley Rearden.